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Ivan & Alyosha, my favorite northwestern songwriting crooners are gearing up for the February release of their first full-length, honest-to-god album. To say that I'm excited would be a slight understatement. My introduction to these guys was via their second EP, Fathers Be Kind, and I was instantly hooked. Wonderfully played guitar rhythms and expertly arranged harmonies are exactly the kind of thing that give me a musical nerd boner, and these guys dole both out in spades. Their first single was released today on iTunes, a live performance of which can be seen below. Here's a test: press play and then don't watch. Why? Because it's a live performance. I want you to listen to how good it is. It's damn near studio quality. These guys don't just make pretty songs for their records, they're more than capable of reenacting note for note each perfect melody. Now that you know how great the song is, support the arts and the spirit of the up-and-coming band by purchasing the song here.